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The Ordinary

Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
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Retinol 0.2% in Squalane


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Fine Lines & Wrinkles

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Cruelty Free

Fragrance Free

Paraben Free

Silicone Free


Reap the benefits of vitamin A with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% In Squalane. This skincare treatment is water- and silicone-free and helps to soften the skin while working to minimise the signs of ageing.

The highly stable retinol present in this formula works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, photo damage and general signs of skin ageing. It also encourages natural cell turnover, helping to promote softer and healthier-looking skin while working to minimise the appearance of blemishes and dark spots.

As retinol can cause irritation to the skin, newer technologies now exist to mimic the visible effects of retinol without causing as much discomfort for the skin. With this in mind, The Ordinary recommends beginning with serums with lower concentrations of retinol in order to build up tolerance.

Key Benefits

  • Works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and general skin ageing
  • Promotes healthier-looking skin while minimising the look of blemishes
  • Water and silicone-free solution with 0.2% retinol
  • Vitamin A-rich retinol helps minimise signs of hyperpigmentation
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

SKU# UK200029822


Apply a small amount to face in the PM as part of your skincare regimen, after water-based serums but before heavier treatments.

Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Avoid unprotected solar exposure.

Caution: Retinol can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.

Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children. Refrigerate after opening.

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Explore and shop The Ordinary science-backed formulas, from their vitamin C in the morning to their retinol serums at night, find the best match for your skin at Space NK.


41 Reviews


Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Sherry M

Location: UK

Reviews: 34

Age: 30-45

Skin Type:: Dry

Do you have sensitive skin?: Yes

Recommends this product: Yes

November 11 2023

Really good!

The ordinary products never fail to impress me. I love their hydrating cream and their serums, especially the Buffet. This is a really good introduction to retinol in my opinion that is not irritating, yet it is hydrating. Lovely formula as well. Exactly what you would expect from the Ordinary!

Best Use: Treat Pigmentation / Dark Spots, Hydrating, Reduce Dullness, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Firming, Anti-Aging


Reviews: 1

October 30 2023


Another great product from the ordinary brand. I’ve been struggling with trying to get clear skin and to clear my hyperpigmentation and my dark spots. I’ve been using this product along with a few other the ordinary products and it has really helped clear my skin a lot. I definitely recommend !


Reviews: 22

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Oily

Recommends this product: Yes

August 21 2023

In love!

I've been on a journey to achieve clearer, more youthful skin, and incorporating the Retinol into my skincare routine has been a game-changer! Using retinol can be intimidating, but this product is a perfect entry point for both beginners and those familiar with retinol. Its gentle formula helped my skin adjust without causing any irritation. Over time, I've noticed a remarkable improvement in my skin's texture, fine lines, and overall tone.

Best Use: Treat Pigmentation / Dark Spots, Hydrating, Barrier Repair, Minimise Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, Anti-Aging

TOP 500


Reviews: 181

July 01 2023


I really like products from The Ordinary. good value for money. Retinol is one of my favorites, works really well on problematic skin, if you have oily skin you will love this product too. Reduces acne marks and oily skin with regular use. I recommend to try


Reviews: 1

Do you have sensitive skin?: No

Age: Under 30

Skin Type:: Combination

Recommends this product: Yes

May 30 2023

Such a great product!

In my opinion Ordinary is a great brand, with great prices and I really enjoy using their products. I highly recommend it as I have had a great experience with this product as well as others from the brand. Overall it's just a really amazing product.

Best Use: Breakouts & Acne, Hydrating

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